Austin's live music scene is unparalleled, earning it the title of "Live Music Capital of the World." From intimate bars to spacious outdoor stages, the city offers a diverse range of genres and venues. Iconic festivals and venues attract both local legends and international acts. With live performances happening every night, Austin is a city that truly comes alive with the sound of music. Explore the best of live music in Austin, TX during your next stay at the Loren at Lady Bird Lake.

Red River Cultural District

Sitting just 2 miles from the Loren at Lady Bird Lake, the Red River Cultural District is a hub for live music venues and Austin nightlife hotspots. Home to some of the best bars for live music inAustin, this vibrant district is a must for any live music enthusiasts visiting this Lone Star State gem.

Explore Austin Live Music Venues

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q is a Texan icon known for its legendary barbecue, spacious outdoor amphitheater, performances from country music icons, and the renowned Sunday Gospel Brunch. Just up the street, Cheer Up Charlies is an LGBTQ-owned venue with both indoor and outdoor stages that host DJs, bands, Drag shows, and so much more.

Mohawk sits across from Stubb’s and boasts a venue that welcomes everyone and every genre to take part in the magic that is live music. Visit the venue to see the indoor and outdoor stages and enjoy this locally-built Austin music scene. And finally, Empire Control Room & Garage boasts three stages and nightly performances. During SXSW, Empire hosts live performances that add to the festival experience. Visit this lively row of live music venues during your stay at our renowned Lady Bird Lake hotel.

Festivals in Austin

Austin is renowned for its music festivals, including the world-famous Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) and South by Southwest (SXSW), which showcase a diverse lineup of artists across various genres. These festivals bring together a diverse range of artists and offer an unforgettable experience for music lovers, showcasing the vibrant and dynamic nature of Austin's music scene.

Austin City Limits

Sitting within walking distance of ACL’s primary venue, Zilker Park, the Loren Hotel at Lady Bird Lake is a prime destination for music fans looking for luxury accommodations during the annual, two-weekend music festival. This iconic feature of Austin’s music scene brings world-renowned artists that grace the stage and create an unforgettable festival experience that is a must for any music fan.

SXSW Music

The annual South by Southwest Festival that occurs every March at the Austin Convention Center brings with it show stopping musical performances. Between Keynote speakers, film premieres, and exhibitions, enjoy live music performances from renowned artists at this festival filled with powerhouse entertainment and industry professionals.


iHeartCountry Festival

For a decade, Austin has been the venue for the iHeartCountry Festival which features performances from some of the biggest names in country music. The festival is hosted at the Moody Center on the University of Texas’ campus. The nationally-broadcasted music festival is a one-day event that can’t be missed for country music fans staying at our downtown Austin hotel.

Free Week

Every January, the Red River Cultural District hosts Free Week that opens the doors to 15 venues for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy performances from local bands as you soak in the musical talent of Austin, Texas.

A Unique Austin Luxury Hotel

Whether you are visiting Austin for an annual music festival or just want a taste of the nightly live music scene, book a stay at one of Austin’s newest and most unique hotels. Sitting on Lady Bird Lake, this modern oasis offers the perfect combination of natural exploration and urban adventure. Explore the bustling Zilker Neighborhood and nearby live music district as well as luxury amenities at the hotel itself including a rooftop pool and restaurant.

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